2018 Château Puy-Blanquet, Grand Cru St-Emilion

Critic score
90.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£19.48
Case, 12 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£233.76

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru (St Emilion)
2018 Château Puy-Blanquet, Grand Cru St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Fran and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Puy-Blanquet gives up notes of warm red and black cherries, mulberries and fruitcake with hints of baking spices, fallen leaves and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tautly structured with firm, chewy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and lively.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(88—90)/100

This is the most beautifully ripe plum colour, with soft violet reflections and floral touches on the nose. Pretty strong tannins steal up through the firm, full-bodied palate, which is loaded with acidity and fruit, completing the the triumvirate. This should see slow but steady ageing.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(90)/100

A red with lots of richness and density and flavor. Full body, plenty of round tannins and a long and flavorful finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(92—93)/100

The 2018 Puy-Blanquet is a rich, creamy and sensual wine with tremendous near and medium term appeal. In 2018, Puy-Blanquet is especially lush, almost shockingly so, for a Saint-Émilion that is usually quite classic in feel. Inky red and purplish berry fruit, spice, rose petal and mint build as this silky, pliant Saint-Émilion shows off its racy, inviting personality. Don't miss it.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(90—93)/100